Jay Soriano, Photographer. “Rembrant Lighting” is a classic setup named after a famous painter from the 1600’s. Still popular today, this particular variation is inspired by a couple of my favorite headshots of Steve Jobs and Tim Cook on the cover of TIME Magazine.

Brenda Yahm – Natural Beauty Look

Taylor’s Headshot: Ring lighting is popular in beauty and fashion for its even lighting that minimizes flaws, accentuates makeup and brings out eyes with the “ring” catch light.

A snowy portrait with Brittany R.

DJ EASE – 2x DMC Champion

Headshot of Keelin – Trendy, High Contrast Look

A Modern Take on the Professional Headshot: A Pure white background is Apple-esque in its resemblance, with a modern, yet simple look. This no-frills approach is perfect for the person who wants a photo that looks professional, yet friendly. Perhaps capturing the spirit of, “I may be the CEO, but you can still grab a drink with me.”

Dramatic Lighting for Any Situation: Lighting with strobes can cut off ambient light, creating a black background in nearly any situation. In this particular setup, 2 strobes are used unfiltered for a more dramatic look.

Red Rock Canyon

From Claire Tau’s Google Review, “I am fairly camera shy, but Jay helped me feel comfortable and confident during the shoot, and the headshots he took look amazing!”

Even outdoors, shaping light is very important as direct sunlight can be harsh, especially in Las Vegas. For this portrait, a reflector was used to bounce light back on to the subjects.

Ring Flash Portrait with Keelin

The Sweet Science

Concerts: Babyface

Jen Nguyen – Headshots Las Vegas

A Red Rock Canyon Portrait

Jay Soriano – Las Vegas Headshot Photographer

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence”

A Glamour Shot of Ms. Nevada Contestant Courtney K – The beauty of Black & White is in the simplicity

DJ Ease – B&W Portrait

Portrait Photographer Las Vegas

About Jay Soriano : Las Vegas Portrait and Headshot Photographer

A famous photographer once said, “Your first 10,000 photos are your worst.” I’d even go on to say that your last 10,000 photos are your worst. I’ll never tell you I’m the best. Photography is an art where it takes a day to learn and a lifetime to master. Through my entrepreneurial work I’ve been lucky enough to be featured by ABC, Under30CEO, Las Vegas Review Journal and various other publications. And now, I hope to make the same waves in photography.

A picture says a thousand words, so checkout my portfolio and if you like what you see send me an email and let’s talk about what you have in mind. I want to make sure we’re a good fit, if I’m not the photographer for you I’d be happy to refer you to someone else.

My Approach to Portraits and Headshots

I’ve always liked the phrase “Don’t be better, be different.” There’s a thousand photographers in Las Vegas, if you look through my photos what I think differentiates myself is my unique ability to use off-camera lighting and post processing to give you a photo that’s unique. I’m not a factory, I take my time with each client and I’ll work with you to get a portrait that you love.


On-location photographer with portable background and lighting. Home studio located in Summerlin available upon request. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at jonathanjsoriano@gmail.com

I offer honest, affordable and transparent pricing. I include un-watermarked, full resolution photos with a release for web and prints. Many other photographers typically charge a “session fee,” than separately for the actual images you want to purchase.

Satisfaction Guarantee 

I stand by my work. Throughout our session, I’ll occasionally show you photos and if you don’t like them, or if you’re unhappy with the experience, you won’t have to pay me. No questions asked.

*Due to the nature of digital files, there are no refunds after the photos have been electronically delivered. The satisfaction guarantee only applies at the time of the session.


25% off any package for College Students (with valid ID).

$200 – Headshots Package

See Group Headshots Pricing (Minimum 5+ People)

Generally a session lasts for about 60+ minutes and I’ll work with you to get a shot you love. Backed with a satisfaction guarantee, if you don’t like the photos, you won’t have to pay a dime.

Makeup artist is available for $75 and is highly recommended.

  • 60+ Minute Session
  • White, Black or Gray Background (Additional colors available upon request), Outdoors and Environmental are an option as well.
  • Minimum 30+ Full Resolution Images
  • Light Edits on All Photos (15-30 minutes: correcting for exposure, color, contrast, white balance)
  • High-End Retouch on 2 Photos (1-2 hours: make you thinner, whiten teeth, stray hairs, high-end skin retouching, etc.)